Seattleite transplanted from Tennessee; now blogging for http://Vox.com about energy politics. Climate hawk, deficit dove.

The full text of Clinton’s plan

grist.org — Here is Hillary Clinton's comprehensive new climate and energy plan, just introduced: -- Powering America's Future: Hillary Clinton's Plan to Address the Energy and Climate Crisis Hillary understands that we face two immense energy and environmental challenges: a growing climate crisis, and an increasing reliance on foreign oil that is driving up energy costs for Americans.

We may need to harvest CO2 from the sky to stop catastrophic global warming

marcgunther.com — The Guardian this week published my latest story about direct air capture of CO2, a topic that has fascinated me since the late 2000s. My 2012 Amazon Kindle Single, Suck It Up: How capturing carbon from the air can help solve the climate crisis, chronicled the very beginnings of the air capture story; since then, startups working on harvesting CO2 from the sky have made tangible progress, as this story indicates.
Jul 16, 2015

We're losing the #climate battle, so we may need to harvest CO2 from the sky | my new blogpost buff.ly/1HNXwr5

Inquiry Asked Into Deaths At Live-In School For Indians

community.seattletimes.nwsource.com — Sunday, December 2, 1990 - Page updated at 12:00 AM NORTH BATTLEFORD, Saskatchewan - Of 630 children who attended a church-run residential school for Indians between 1903 and 1948, 45 did not survive. The enrollment register of L'ecole St.

Fear and environmentalism

grist.org — For a long time I've had a post rattling around in my head about fear. I've had no luck writing the thing. But this great post by Alex, about a Cato Institute paper called " A False Sense of Insecurity" (PDF), finally spurred me to make the attempt. Bear with me.
May 25, 2015

"It sometimes seems that the healthier, wealthier, and safer we get, the more we fear other people." Me in 2006. grist.org/article/fear-a…

Why did the climate bill fail?

grist.org — With the climate bill officially dead, there's already a trickle of "who's to blame and what they should have done differently" pieces. I expect it will soon become a flood. Most of these pieces will focus in the wrong places. Take Lee Wasserman's new op-ed, " Four Ways to Kill a Climate Bill," an instant classic of the genre.

A solar future isn't just likely - it's inevitable

vox.com — I plan to write a great deal about the short-term prospects for clean energy, both economic and political, but I want to begin life here at Vox with an imaginative exercise, a bit of musing about what energy might look like in the future - not 10 or 20 years from now, but 50, 70, even 100 years ahead.
Apr 28, 2015

RT @ezraklein: .@DrVox makes the case that solar photovoltaic power is eventually going to dominate global energy: bit.ly/1DHjcnm

Apr 28, 2015

.@DrVox makes the case that solar photovoltaic power is eventually going to dominate global energy: bit.ly/1DHjcnm

Apr 28, 2015

Why it's inevitable that solar PV will become the world's dominant energy source: vox.com/2015/4/28/8506… by @drvox

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Never mind what people believe - how can we change what they do? A chat with Robert Cialdini

grist.org — When it comes to energy, policymakers are often confronted with human behavior that seems irrational, unpredictable, or unmanageable. Advocates for energy efficiency in particular are plagued by the gap between what it would make sense for people to do and what they actually do.

Beijing pollution peaks at midnight, and other sobering insights on Chinese air quality

qz.com — Every year, outdoor air pollution kills more people worldwide than malaria and HIV combined. People in China, particularly in its largest cities, are some of the most affected, since the country's rapid economic growth has come at the cost of air quality. This issue remained largely unaddressed until the US embassy in Beijing began to tweet out air...
Apr 15, 2015

Pollution in Beijing is nothing like pollution in Shanghai and we now have the data to prove it qz.com/382544/

Apr 15, 2015

Beijing pollution peaks at midnight, and other sobering insights on Chinese air quality qz.com/382544/ pic.twitter.com/YD4BkEPoZQ

Apr 15, 2015

Beijing pollution peaks at midnight—revelations from in-depth analysis of China’s air quality data qz.com/382544 via @qz

Apr 15, 2015

RT @HeathaT: Beijing pollution peaks at midnight—revelations from in-depth analysis of China’s air quality data qz.com/382544 via @qz

Apr 15, 2015

RT @HeathaT: Beijing pollution peaks at midnight—revelations from in-depth analysis of China’s air quality data qz.com/382544 via @qz

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Poem: Lone Star

therivardreport.com — There it stands, The remnants of a Texas flagship, With red and white smoke stacks Still gracing the San Antonio skyline. Its entry gates are forever closed, An empty guard shack a solemn reminder Of an era permanently locked away In the hearts and minds of its former workers, Once and forever proud of the niche they carved Upon the ever-growing landscape of Texas legend.
Apr 12, 2015

RT @Rivardreport: A poem by David Roberts about Lone Star Brewery in Southtown. Everyone wants something to happen down there on... fb.me/7dDiJQkeC

Using behavioral science to make smarter energy policy

grist.org — On Friday, journalist John Fleck made a great point, comparing coverage of two new pieces in Science. One is about the latest potential climate disaster: methane venting from the seafloor in the Arctic. The second is about a promising new climate solution: using behavioral science to influence energy use.
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Aug 28, 2015

That's the internet for you. 24 hours after it's published is "late" ... twitter.com/DSMoxon/status…

Aug 28, 2015

@theilmatic Nowhere is this more true than in electricity, where *everything* is shaped by policy.

Aug 28, 2015

Actually went back and forth about that. Both words are slippery ... twitter.com/DaveBngDave/st…

Aug 28, 2015

@brianbeutler I know, it's been 24 hours now -- ancient in internet time. :(

Aug 28, 2015

RT @MichaelSLinden: I have now read the entire @waitbutwhy Musk series and @drvox's piece. All totally amazing. And also @drvox is right. vox.com/2015/8/27/9214…

Aug 28, 2015

RT @kathoh: Also: many libertarian men in tech seem to prefer indiv. achievement, not social complexities of political action. twitter.com/drvox/status/6…


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